Our History

 Caroline’s youngest son in one of her first cloaks. He’s now much older but can still wear the cloak to Halloween parties - it’s just a bit shorter now!

Caroline’s youngest son in one of her first cloaks. He’s now much older but can still wear the cloak to Halloween parties - it’s just a bit shorter now!

Cloak & Swagger designer, Caroline Ludgate lives in Hampshire with her husband and two sons.  She sews professionally, as well as running Cloak and Swagger but she still enjoys selling at fairs and markets, interacting with children to keep up with what the latest superhero or wizard is wearing that season!

Caroline watched how her sons and their friends would love to throw on a cloak and go! –  generally with a sword or wand. However, she noticed that some children enjoyed the ceremony of dressing up – the choosing of the garment, the texture and luxury of fabrics. 

Frustrated by the poor quality and lack of variety of cloaks available and the fact that the versatility and lifespan of a costume didn’t correspond to the amount generally paid, Caroline felt that she could provide luxury costumes that were versatile, of good, hard-wearing fabric and great value for money.   

Caroline also wanted to provide a unique service where the client can design their own cloak by choosing the fabric colour, length and style. 

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